Since 1979, the City of Arvada has celebrated Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks display at the Stenger Sports Complex.
This year, Arvada’s Independence Day Celebration returns to its roots, focusing on the core of the holiday–fireworks! For the past few months, the Festivals Commission, City staff including the Police Department, and City Council have reviewed the 4th of July event in terms of resource allocation, staffing, and volunteers. In recent years, organizing a day-long event has become increasingly difficult. Problems included:
After many conversations, and based upon the recommendation of the Festivals Commission, the City has made the decision to return the 4th of July celebration to its original intent–a display of fireworks in the evening to celebrate America’s independence.
City of Arvada Communication Manager Maria VanderKolk, 720-898-7507
**Effective at 8:00 a.m. on June 28, 2018, the City of Arvada implemented a temporary Stage 2 Fire Ban for all lands within the City. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has enacted the same temporary fire ban for all lands in Jefferson County. A Stage 2 Fire Ban escalates the level of restrictions and prohibited acts defined by the Stage 1 Fire Restrictions that have been in place for the past three weeks.
Will update when more details are given.
After the Fireworks, traffic will be held for 20 minutes to allow pedestrians to leave safely.